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Moore Selected as Brick Council President

Important year ahead, officials agree

Councilman Bob Moore will lead the governing body in 2013, it was decided Tuesday night.

The council elected Moore, a Democrat, to the position that was held in 2012 by Councilman John Ducey.

Moore served as vice president last year.

Councilwoman Susan Lydecker will serve as vice president this year.

Quickly, the conversation turned to Brick's ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

"We are in this together for the long haul, and for the benefit of our residents the council and the administration will continue to work as one," said Moore. "We might have been battered, but we're not broken. Today, in the aftermath of Sandy, we're stronger, more determined and more united. Let's get started."

Ducey said 2012 was a year of "saves" and 2013 should be a year of "rebounds."

"We had a lot of saves," he said. "Saves on money on contracts, saving DPW, then Sandy happened, and we had saves from other people in town, our police, EMS, all the fire department personnel and volunteers and the people of Brick."

"Now, this year comes into play, where it's rebounds, because we do need a rebound."

Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis, a Republican, congratulated Moore and Lydecker and pledged to work together in what will doubtlessly be a politically active year in town.

"The first year after a disaster is what's going to set the next four, five, six years," he said.

Lydecker will continue to serve on the township planning board, as she did last year.

"We really need stability in this position at this time," said Ducey.

Slippery Slope January 09, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Congratulations Moore, you LIAR. The new council president and MUA commisioner has NO integrity or ethics. He is a LIAR. Bob Moore promised the voters that he would not take township health benefits. He promised that he would end benefits for MUA commisioners and part time employees. Bob Moore is a LIAR. Jim Fozman is a LIAR.
J.JONES January 09, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Why are the stories blocked ?
Jim January 09, 2013 at 01:34 PM
The appointments made last night show the dirty side of politics. Something the Democrats vowed to fix. Who is double dipping now? Promised not to take the benefits? Promised to cut taxes? I hope come election time people don't forget.
Tom Daynes January 09, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Council president Bob Moore-his wife is now working for the town in the building Dept. You cant make this stuff up. Check it out Dan Nee
JD January 09, 2013 at 03:34 PM
It's called quid pro quo.... Remember Moore's vote to keep Bellu's job? The 1st vote... that bought enough time for Acropolis to knock out Toth from voting. Albeit Moore changed his mind, he knew it would have no affect on the outcome and he can look as if he is going along with the party vote.
JD January 09, 2013 at 03:35 PM
oh... betcha she started AFTER the vote... otherwise he would have had to recuse himself.
Chief Wahoo January 09, 2013 at 03:54 PM
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."-Cicero
Chief Wahoo January 09, 2013 at 03:57 PM
"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic"
Mike Nilan January 09, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Chief Wahoo your the man. You are correct because as a republic the people who were voted in should echo the voices of the voters who placed them in that seat. We know the rest
knarfie January 09, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Moore running a council meeting. What a joke. Did you think Ducey was bad? What a bunch of misfits. I hope Pezzarras does not miss any meetings. No one else knows what is going on.
knarfie January 09, 2013 at 10:44 PM
The only worse thing that could happen is that Moore is absent and Lydecker has to run a meeting There is an old saying, listening to her is like listening to someone talking telephone numbers. She rambles on and on and makes no sense at all.
George January 10, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Tom he is no different than anyone else who was on the council.
Joseph Woolston Brick January 10, 2013 at 04:45 AM
Guess we Brick residents have to go to that new store Politicians R Us and trade ours in on new models (honest ones).
KC January 10, 2013 at 04:53 AM
DemocRATS RepublicRATS they are all RATS!
KC January 10, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Again, it is all in the family. I wouldn't even have such a problem with all of the neoptism if any of these people could answer a phone without the attitude that so many give. Enough to comment about.
George January 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Slippery what about the republicans they all get their benefits on the backs of taxpayers or are they taken care of of you.
George January 12, 2013 at 05:34 PM
knarfie why because he doesn't talk down his nose at everybody like others have done in the past.

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